Summer Family Activity: Rest (is a political act) - Camden Art Centre

Children and adults are invited for a restful afternoon in our garden, connecting with nature through sensory activities.

Over the summer we are hosting 5 days of family-friendly activities in our Garden and Drawing Studio that take their starting point from five basic human survival needs – sustenance, shelter, rest, breathing and clothing. The sessions will offer children and their adults a relaxed and creative environment to look to nature and slow down.

Rest (is a political act) Additional Information The Artist

Rest (is a political act)

Join artist, Niki Colclough for a free workshop for families that explores ideas for rest through reconnecting with the natural world.

Children and their adults are invited to slow down for a relaxing afternoon in our garden. During the session Niki Colclough will share guided tools and techniques that families can engage with in their own way such as sensory exploration, hand massage, reconnecting skin to earth and forest bathing.

Niki Colclough is a trained forest bathing leader, and combines this with her artistic practice to explore how nature can be a free wellbeing resource for all, especially those living in urban centres.

Guided activities will be repeated three times through the afternoon at 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, please book for the time you wish to join as space is limited. Suitable for children 7yrs and over with accompanying adult.

Additional Information

  • Family-friendly: Designed for children with accompanying adults.
  • Please note this activity is suitable for children aged 7yrs and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the full session.

Booking is required as space is limited.

Sessions will take place in our Garden, in the case of rainy weather we will relocate to our Drawing Studio, but please make sure to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.

The Artist

Niki Colclough is a socially engaged artist with a practice centred around care – for ourselves, our communities and each other. In 2021 Niki trained as a forest bathing leader and has since been incorporating these techniques into her practice, exploring how nature can be a free wellbeing resource for all, especially those living in urban centres. Niki has previously designed arts education projects for the Manchester Art Gallery, the Matadero Madrid and The British Ceramics Biennial, she is currently a lecturer on the MA Socially Engaged Art Practice at the University of Salford.